Government Quiz 3

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Government Quiz 3


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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      House seats are safer then Senate seats

    • B. 

      Senate seats are safer than House seats

    • C. 

      There are fewer marginal Senate seats than there are marginal House seats

    • D. 

      The House is more responsive than the Senate to pressures for change in the status quo.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      The Ways and Means Committee

    • B. 

      The Rules Committee

    • C. 

      The Appropriations Committee

    • D. 

      The Conference Committee

  • 3. 
    An attempt to talk a bill to death and thus prevent it from coming to a vote in the Senate is a _____________.
    • A. 

      Discharge petition

    • B. 

      Motion of cloture

    • C. 

      Special rule

    • D. 

      Filibuster

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Three-fifths of the entire Senate

    • B. 

      Sixty members

    • C. 

      It's too difficult to get

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 5. 
    In the Chadha case the Supreme Court ruled that _________-.
    • A. 

      The legislative veto is unconstitutional

    • B. 

      The use of the Congressional Budget Office is unconstitutional

    • C. 

      The use of the General Accounting Office to monitor executive spending is unconstitutional

    • D. 

      The use of the Office of Technology Assessment is an invasion of the executive domain and therefore is unconstitutional

  • 6. 
    Every year, each bill introduced in the U.S. Congress is an attempt to establish
    • A. 

      A rule of law governing some aspect of our lives

    • B. 

      A seniority system to schedule time for floor debate

    • C. 

      The means by which a freshman member of Congress may debate bills on the floor

    • D. 

      The guidelines for a bill's first reading on the floor

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      The president must take the bill to Congress to explain his views of the bill.

    • B. 

      The president can sign the bill and it becomes law.

    • C. 

      The president can veto the bill and send it back to Congress

    • D. 

      The president can do nothing and the bill becomes law after ten days

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      It banned nineteen kinds of assault weapons

    • B. 

      It banned the making of ammunition clips holding more than ten rounds

    • C. 

      It required a six-month period to check the records of the purchaser

    • D. 

      It banned the importation of certain ammunition clips

  • 9. 
    Opponents of the Assault Weapons Ban Bill claimed that the use of assaslt weapons in defending oneself and others
    • A. 

      Should play an important role in the decision for members of Congress

    • B. 

      Required more hard data before voting

    • C. 

      Was greatly exaggerated

    • D. 

      Was proved statistically valid by police for stopping crime

  • 10. 
    Senator John McCain states that average U.S. citizens are cynical and feel alienated about their ability to influence their government because they believe that special interests.
    • A. 

      Have bought access and influence

    • B. 

      Outumber involved citizens

    • C. 

      Know more about the legislative process

    • D. 

      Are more likely to nominate their members for political office

  • 11. 
    Senator Mitchell McConnell opposed the Campaign Finance Reform Bill because he believed it _______.
    • A. 

      Distracted from more seriously needed reforms

    • B. 

      Discouraged the average citizen from seeking political office

    • C. 

      Violated the First Amendment freedom of speech

    • D. 

      Confused proposed legislation by Common Cause